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Widow, The

Barton, Fiona

  16 Reviews

No-one is mourning the death of Glen Taylor, least of all his widow Jean; she considers herself well rid of 'all of his nonsense'. She did her time standing by her man when he was accused of the abduction of a toddler, but now he is out of the picture, she is free to step out from behind his shadow and reveal ... nobody knows just what she will reveal, how much she knows and just what she should have known.

Giving voice to the experience of a spouse in the orbit of an evil-doer, this intriguing psychological thriller with its clever use of multiple narrators is gripping from beginning to end as the real Jean is slowly unveiled. [Larger font]

Pages
313
Year
2016

Reviews

CHCH 202
23-01-2024
A good read and lots of discussion. Did she know or didn't she Not as clear cut as it appears initially. Well-written. Would recommend to both female or male readers.
MOTUE 003
02-11-2023
Most agreed it was a light read that had just enough interest to encourage the reader to keep reading.
RAWEN 001
09-03-2023
All but one of our group enjoyed this book. Quite mixed thoughts on how we each interpreted the ending. Learnt a lot about chat rooms.
ROTO 013
17-11-2022
Easy to read and gripping, but the ending was disappointing.
OPOTI 001
23-09-2022
We enjoyed the different perspectives, but found the subject matter difficult. Not a genre many of us read but story flowed well. Suspenseful!
CHCH 523
03-09-2022
Mixed reactions. But no-one really loved it.
TIMAR 022
06-05-2022
We all enjoyed the intriguing threads of this story.
PALMN 010
25-08-2021
Well-written, heart-wrenching. We particularly enjoyed the relationship between the press and the Police team.
PIOPIO 001
26-04-2021
A good book and relatively easy read. Many felt that it didn't live up to its accolades. Extreme characters and the questions generated good discussion. Disturbing subject matter, but for most of the group the reader was an observer rather than being deeply involved in the story.
MATAM 004
19-06-2019
Very interesting - good read. Created a lot of discussion.
GOVER 003
03-05-2019
Lively discussion. All enjoyed the book.
UPHU 007
03-05-2019
Book was read avidly by most. Questions in the notes promoted very lively discussion.
KATIK 006
15-04-2019
We thought it was excellent writing - very compelling and un-put-downable! Had a big discussion about all the main participants - they became almost real.
AUCK 058
15-04-2019
We were evenly divided on this; half the group disliked the book, the others enjoyed it. All thought it was a quick read, and that alternating the story between viewpoints was a clever tool which worked well.
MAST 014
15-04-2019
We all enjoyed this read; it really does bring home that some women just stay in bad relationships - and for what
AUCK 412
06-03-2019
Overall, a good book. A bit too 'jumpy' so sometimes hard to keep up. Most of us enjoyed reading it, but also found it depressing somehow.